Chapter News

The Committee of the London and South of England Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society would like to wish all our members, supporters and their families a very Happy Christmas, and a healthy and prosperous 2020.


2020 Concert Programme

Our 2020 concert programme is now available here.  Our thanks, once again, to Len Rawle MBE for all his hard work booking all the performers to play at Woking.


Trip to see the ex-Edmonton Christie at Paul Kirner's Music Palace, Saturday 4th April 2020

We have organised a coach trip to Porth in South Wales to see the ex-Edmonton Christie, which was formally owned by our Chapter, and is now installed at Paul Kirner's Music Palace.  The coach trip will take place on Saturday 4th April 2020.

Chapter Members have priority when booking.  Details were in our July/August 2019 newsletter and are available from the booking form link below.  The trip is subsidised for Chapter Members, but also open to non-members, so if you wish to join it is only £10 per annum and full details are here.  We require a £10 deposit now, and the full balance to be paid by 22nd February 2020.  Places are limited, so make sure you don't miss out!

For further information and the booking form please click here.

For Chapter members who wish to make their own way there, you must pre-book your admission which will be £15, and this includes a light sandwich lunch.  If you wish to pre-book, please contact Peter CollettWe are sorry, but we cannot accommodate anyone who simply turns up on the door. 


Change in publication frequency of Chapter newsletter

We are changing the publication frequency for our excellent Chapter newsletter, which is edited and produced by Peter Collett.

With effect from 2020, it will be published quarterly and not bi-monthly.  We will use the calendar quarters, thus January to March, April to June, July to September and October to December.

For those with Full National Membership, the frequency of the glossy magazine published in American remains unchanged. 


2020 UK Young Theatre Organist of the Year - revised date

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 competition will be held on the Cinema Organ Society's Fentham Hall Compton. The rearranged date is Sunday 12th July at 2pm.  Further details and entry forms will be announced nearer the time. 


Help needed

We need help and support in the following ways:

  • Chapter trustees.  You would need to be registered as a trustee of the charity, be able to support the organisation and attend comittee meetings.
  • Woking concert set up and take down.  We would particularly welcome local people who can regularly help with this as none of the committee live in Surrey, let alone Woking!
  • Woking concert raffle.  Organise obtaining good quality prizes, sell tickets at the concerts, help with the draw and cash up at the end of the evening.

If you think you can help or wish to learn more then please contact one of the ATOS trustees who's details you can find here.


Newsletter Articles

We always welcome contributions to our Chapter Newsletter.  If you can help in any way, either with articles or photographs, please contact the editor, Peter Collett, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.